8. First Battery Armory

First Battery Armory on 66th Street

On 66th Street, between Central Park West is the castle-like First Battery Armory of the New York National Guard. It was built in 1901 and now serves as studios for ESPN, almost incongruously sitting between residential towers.

The First Battery had a predominantly German-American membership. The 102nd Medical Batallion used the armory from 1913 to 1973.